Dave Madden Death: ‘Partidge Family’ Stars Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Danny Bonaduce React

January 20, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Dave Madden, one of the stars of “The Partridge Family” television series, died last week at 82 years old.

The popular series ran on ABC on Friday night from 1970 through 1974.

Other stars of the series have reacted to the death, including Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, and Danny Bonaduce.

“Dave was a great person and was one of the reasons The Partridge Family worked so well,” Jones said. “He will certainly be missed.”

Jones told Variety that Madden “made the show. ““His relationship with Danny Bonaduce is what made the show work: this strange, mad little boy and the grown man who was even worse as a father figure,” the 79-year old actress said. “It was hysterical!”

David Cassidy added: “I’m saddened by the loss of such a sweet man. He was supportive and kind on the set and off and he will be missed by many.”

Danny Bonaduce also spoke out about he death, saying on Twitter: “Dave Madden was a great guy & like family to me. He taught me to drive a car when I was 10. One of many great memories. I’ll truly miss him.”

Madden was born in Ontario, Canada and grew up in Indiana. He began his career as a nightclub comic before moving into television acting. He was recently doing voicework for video games and television shows.

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